Ed ‘our man in the White house’ Wyckoff, who played through jet lag on his return from holiday, topped the accomplished lot with a solid 38 point return followed by Esseth Morten who was three shots in arrears. ‘The Donkey’ must have got his maths wrong as he slipped off the podium steps carding an even par round.
Colin Davis, left, with Salvatore Brizzi.
London’s Paul Heyworth’s short iron play showed why he plays off a stingy 6 handicap as he picked up three near pins; pity his putter was not so hot as he failed to convert any of them.
Eddy Beilby and John Newsome had no such problem as they knocked in their chance to split the 2’s pot
Monday, July 2, Green Valley - Stableford
1st Colin Davis (15) 40pts
2nd Salvatore Brizzi (7) 39pts
3rd Phil page (12) 36pts
1st Jim Elphick (24)35pts
2nd Henry Obrien (15) 34pts
3rd Mick Folan (16) 34pts
Monday was the first day of the Lewiinski’s Golf Club Monthly challenge and the weather was hot and humid, as one would expect for this time of the year.
‘The Donkey’ led the herd in with a splendid top score of the day 40 points. His score included two sandy par saves and a sand trap chip in - must be his youth spent working Blackpool beach on a holiday fortnight. ‘The Donkey’ was one clear of Savatore Brizzi, another Lewiinski’s regular, and four clear of Phil Page.
Lewiinski’s very own Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick took top spot in B Flight on 35 points while Henry O’Brien and Mick Folan filled the minor places in that order as both posted34 points.
For a more in-depth article on the day’s proceedings please visit The Golf Club’s report found in these sports pages.
Wednesday, July 4, Burapha - Stableford
1st Phil Page (13) 38pts
2nd Paul Hack (12) 38pts
1st Ivan Plunkett (20) 35pts
2nd Jim Elphick (24) 34pts
The low handicappers showed their mettle on the tough B & D nines at Burapha as the only players to better their handicaps came from A Flight. The hard luck story was Paul Hack who always plays the course extremely well and carded a fine 38 points but lost on count back to Phil Page. The count back had to go to the second level of the last six holes after the two players had identical back nine scoring.
B Flight was a bit less dramatic but the loot was just as spendable; just ask Ivan Plunkett who copped the top rung with a steady 35 points. Jimmy ‘2 shots’ Elphick kept Ivan company on the podium, gaining a count back decision over Rod Brown
‘The Donkey’ (a pair), Salvatore Brizzi and Phil Page shared the 2’s pot.
Friday, July 6, Pattana - Stableford
1st Salvatore Brizzi (7) 43pts
2nd Phil Page (12) 41pts
1st Ian Wilson (20) 39pts
2nd Mike Jeffreys (18) 36pts
The second day of the Lewiinski’s Golf Club Monthly challenge and you couldn’t get a bet on the red hot favorite Colin ‘the Donkey’ Davis, who has been in great form of late, amassing 14 points on the first four holes at Burapha on Wednesday and led the first day with 40 points. But that is where it all stopped as the wheels came off big time as ‘the Donkey’ ran out of his favorite carrots.
Following ‘the Donkey’ on day one with 39 points was Melbourne’s favorite son and Lewinski regular star Salvatore Brizzi, who shot an amazing 43 points to clinch the lead crystal goblet and man of the match. Phil Page was second in A Flight with a rock solid 41 points.
Ian Wilson was the top performer in B Flight with a solid 39 points. Ian was followed up the podium steps by Mike the ‘Welsh wizard’ Jeffreys as his par round had the better back side than the unlucky Nick Odnoral.
To make this a day to remember, Salvatore knocked in the only 2 of the day.
A great day enjoyed by all ending with the Lewiinski’s famous buffet thanks to all the staff for their hard work.
Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya Land Soi 1, Beach Road Soi 13/3 near to Walking Street. Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764. Transport is provided.